The Planner provides professional materials planning support by coordinating the necessary activities for planning of demand, managing of capacity and inventory and of other production drivers to provid excellent on-time-delivery and customer service.

- Responsible for overall production planning, capacity planning, scheduling, prioritization, and tracking/monitoring of production activities to meet shipping dates according customer orders.
- Ensures focus for continuous improvement of working capital, inventory control, proper stocking levels, and production planning systems.
- Maintains ERP/MRP system parameters and processes required for supplier delivery planning and work order management/capacity planning, generates and releases work orders, reschedules by Order Action reports, maintains area capacity plans and/or provides production forecasts.
- Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal and/or external customers in all areas relating to availability of product and resources,
- Assists the Supply Chain Manager in the Sales & Operations Process (S&OP) to ensure assigned
scheduling and purchasing activities.
- Responsible for key metrics such as On-Time-Delivery, Working Capital Turns and other targets-to-improve or key performance indicators (TTIs or KPIs) and reports.


The ideal candidates should have:
- Master’s degree in management and production engineering (Supply Chain preferred). APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first 3 modules of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within 1 years of employment is preferred.
- Two (2) or more years of progressive experience in planning and scheduling position(s) is desired. Planning experience in machined parts or high volumes manufacturing industry is desired.
- Strong materials management skills including various levels of planning from Sales & Operations Planning to Execution and Control of Operations/Production Activity Control, MRP, Inventory Control.
- Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement preferred.
- Strong project management skills.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving capability.
- A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills.

Job Description

- Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.
- Advanced knowledge of SAP (preferred) or other ERP systems, as well as manufacturing processand procedures, and the ability to share this knowledge with others.
- Computer skills – General MS-Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are mandatory; advanced skills in MS Office including MS-Access are beneficial.

Focused on targets
Problem solving

Minimal, but may be up to 15% travel required at times.

Via Strada Regina 42
6934 Bioggio
Tel. +41(0) 91.911.6280 - Fax. +41(0) 91.604.56.20